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Study finds less impact from wildfire smoke on climate

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) New research revealed that tiny, sunlight-absorbing particles in wildfire smoke may have less impact on climate than widely hypothesized because reactions as the plume mixes with clean air reduce its absorbing power and climate-warming effect.

UCLA receives Department of Energy grant to transform CO2 into construction materials

(University of California – Los Angeles) A UCLA research team has received a two-year, $2 million grant from the US Department of Energy to support development of a process that can convert carbon dioxide emissions into construction materials. The technology they devised captures carbon dioxide from raw flue gas as it exits power plants, cement plants and other producers of carbon dioxide, reducing emissions to the atmosphere. The process also cuts down on the use of traditional cement.

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UCLA receives Department of Energy grant to transform CO2 into construction materials

(University of California – Los Angeles) A UCLA research team has received a two-year, $2 million grant from the US Department of Energy to support development of a process that can convert carbon dioxide emissions into construction materials. The technology they devised captures carbon dioxide from raw flue gas as it exits power plants, cement plants and other producers of carbon dioxide, reducing emissions to the atmosphere. The process also cuts down on the use of traditional cement.

Clouds the Likely Cause of Increased Global Warming in Latest Generation of Climate Models – SciTechDaily

New representations of clouds are making models more sensitive to carbon dioxide. As scientists work to determine why some of the latest climate models suggest the future could be warmer than previously thought, a new study indicates the reason is…

Why Nuclear Power Is Crucial To Our National Security

The world is facing a time of great uncertainty. Amidst a pandemic, a global recession, and immense civil unrest, we are seeing global democracy also come under attack. China is using the current state of the world as an opportunity…

Oak Ridge National Laboratory welcomes 6 new research fellows to Innovation Crossroads

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge National Laboratory welcomed six technology innovators to join the fourth cohort of Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast’s only entrepreneurial research and development program based at a US Department of Energy national laboratory.

USA’s Battery500 Initiative Has Achieved Li-Metal Battery Energy Density Of 350 Wh/kg

Toward the end of President Obama’s time in office, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched a “Battery500 Consortium.” The goal is in the name: reaching 500 Wh/kg battery energy density with lithium-metal battery cells, a target which was reportedly triple the battery energy density at the time

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TECHNOLOGY: Massive turbines designed for U.S. offshore wind farms

Preparing for an explosion in offshore wind construction, the Department of Energy is partnering with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to help design turbines that will be three times larger than current models.